The last day of July took me to the pool for the first time in three months. Did I still swim a non-stop crawl mile? Of course, I did. It’s amazing how your body lets you. Can I feel it? Yes, I can, but non-swimmers seem to run out of breath before their limbs ache. For me, breathing is never a problem, my lungs must be used to it, even with a break. Water is so weird, especially when you are immersed in it. It’s funny to think that you are swimming in something that you not only also drink, but without it, you can’t survive. The pool is now closed till September 4th, it’s Europe, it’s August.
Sessioneer Rohan is coming to stay with us for a while. It’s a long hike from Australia, but he’s been swanning around Europe as you do. We have the space as The Archive isn’t here yet. I’m not sure we will when the rooms are full of music, but you never know, we might be able to have some kind of sleeping arrangement between the shelves. It’s a beautiful way to die, crushed by your favourite records in the night.
My phone has died, so I took it back to the shop to get a new battery. While I was there, I saw a man pay using his watch, but instead of thinking how ‘modern’ that was, I was thinking about when it will be old-fashioned. The way technology moves forward, it might be out of date very soon.
Susie and Hayden were here again today doing the finishing touches to two of the rooms (one for Rohan). There’s still work to do, but it’s getting close to being finished. It will probably be done this week, although we’ve thought about having the large front window struts painted too. Then there are the floors, they could do with some colour, they are just ugly old lino at the moment. Of course, it’s all extra cost, but the place deserves it, or it will when it’s an amazing music library.
Olivia called the dentist today about my tooth, they said to come in Wednesday at 10 AM, so they can see. They said it’s not an appointment, but maybe they can give me five minutes worth of the stuff they use to make a temporary filling, but isn’t it just going to fall out again? I sometimes feel like everything is just going to drop off piece by piece.